In a sign of our modern and more mobile times, Arkansas hunters can now carry their hunting license and deer tags on their smartphone. In 2017 a change in regulation made it possible for people to show electronic copies of a valid hunting license to Arkansas wildlife officers.
A better way to show proof of a valid hunting license is to download the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) mobile app. Log in with your info and your license information is readily available. Hunters can also Check in a deer with the AGFC mobile app. If a hunter takes his deer to a processor, or leaves it elsewhere where they are not present, then the hunters name, address, date of harvest, sex of the animal and check confirmation number need to be attached to all portions of the deer. This is so wildlife officers can easily verify who the deer belongs to.
Not only is the app useful for carrying your hunting license and checking in deer, but you can purchase a renewal of your hunting and fishing license, check regulations, see fishing reports and even use a handy fish identification option. The app is free of charge and easily available in the Apple Store or on Google Play.